Bug #11390

Make Tails Installer UI more foolproof

Added by u over 2 years ago. Updated 12 months ago.

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As reported on Tails UX:

"2) What I didn't find but much appreciated: Please remove the input
focus from Install option to nowhere or to "Upgrade by cloning" so an
accidental key press (SPACE / ENTER) does not run the most destructive
option but has to be chosen actively (no matter that there's another
tiny dialogue before).

Over another channel a follow up suggestion was "if it doesn't confound 'power' users too much an easy option might be to put "install by cloning" as last option. I bet 1st option has focus by default."

tiny_patch (354 Bytes) mawo, 04/29/2016 11:02 AM

bigger_patch (9.04 KB) mawo, 04/29/2016 11:02 AM

Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #11393: Make note on deletion more visible in tails-installer-launcher Rejected 05/02/2016


#1 Updated by u over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by u over 2 years ago

Please comment! :)

#3 Updated by mawo over 2 years ago

1st option has focus by default.
patches attached.
'tiny_patch' just changes the order displayed, 'bigger_patch' rearranges source too to reflect the order in which it's displayed.
Only in-Tails Tails installer adapted bc otherwise "label_intro" is child 0 and has focus.

#4 Updated by sajolida over 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #11393: Make note on deletion more visible in tails-installer-launcher added

#5 Updated by u almost 2 years ago

I've gotten another proposal for this, which is to simply put the initial focus to the second button so that keyboard navigation will still be possible. I like this idea and will try to modify this.

#6 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from u to kurono

Hi kurono,

You seem to be working on tails-installer currently. Could you have a look into this? We simply want to put the focus on the second button instead of the first one. Do you think you can do that?

#7 Updated by kurono over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Target version set to 2017

I will take a look, however this seems to be related with the initial installer assistant, which we are going to get rid of.
When that is finished I will come back to this ticket to see if we should delete it.

#8 Updated by kurono 12 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Rejected
  • Assignee deleted (kurono)

Since we got rid of the splash screen of Tails Installer, see #8859, this ticket does not make sense anymore.

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